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The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits develops indispensable directories, reports and handbooks to help nonprofits achieve their missions more efficiently and effectively. Click on any of the publications below to learn more about it.

MCN Nonprofit Member? Your organization can receive two MCN resource publications per year free of charge. Place your order now in MCN's Member Resources (login required).  


2018 Minnesota Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey

Available in both a print version and as an online tool, the 2018 Minnesota Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey gives you reliable research to help you comply with IRS regulations and maintain fair and competitive compensation practices.

Price for Print Edition: $349   
MCN Member Price for Print Edition: $174

Price for Unlimited Web Access: $499   
MCN Member Price for Unlimited Web Access: $249 (once ordered, web access login and instructions will be emailed within 2-3 business days)

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2019 Minnesota Grants Directory

By providing up-to-date and in-depth information for each of Minnesota's most active foundations, this directory helps grantseekers develop a list of grantmakers most likely to provide funding to their organization.

Regular Price: $60.00  
MCN Members: $30.00

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Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook

The Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook strives to answer key legal questions for nonprofit leaders in easy-to-understand language. Written and reviewed by attorney experts, and additionally reviewed by nonprofit managers, this guide offers plain English explanations of nonprofit law in 16 different sections.

Regular Price: $90  
MCN Members: $45

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Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit 

Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit

This handbook is packed with information on how to start and manage a successful nonprofit, including a step-by-step guide through the process of incorporating and gaining tax-exempt status.

Regular Price: $25.00  
MCN Members: $25.00

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Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

With 192 specific guidelines in key areas like governance, human resources, fundraising, and planning, this booklet provides nonprofit board and staff members who are striving for excellence with a tool for evaluating and improving their organizations.

Regular Price: $20.00 for 5 booklets
MCN Members: $10.00 for 5 booklets  

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Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition

With this handbook, you will discover how lobbying can help fulfill your mission; learn how to initiate, support, or defeat bills; develop effective lobbying skills; gather and mobilize support for your positions; learn how to use the media effectively; influence government administrators to back your policy positions; comply with state and federal regulations; and set up systems in your nonprofit to support lobbying.

Regular Price: $37.95
(Discounted on Amazon and BN.com)
Not available for purchase with member publication vouchers.

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys

This new book highlights 20 inspirational figures from the revolutionary Leadership Initiatives in Neighborhoods program and explores how their innovative ideas—and the unprecedented  financial support behind them—made an indelible mark on communities in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Regular Price: $20.00
MCN Members: $10.00 

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